POLICE have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Wolverhampton last night.

Emergency workers rushed to the scene of the incident in Laburnum Road, East Park, shortly before 8.30pm but despite their swift arrival and best efforts nothing could be done to save the man, aged 19, who died of his injuries at the scene.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and two Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Cars to the scene after being alerted at 8.41pm, with the first resource arriving within three minutes of the call being made.

A spokesperson for the ambulance service added: “Crews arrived to discover a man who had suffered serious injuries in the incident and was in a critical condition.

“They immediately began administering advanced life support but sadly, despite their best efforts, it became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

Police have been carrying out forensic enquiries and were due to continue with enquiries in the surrounding area today.

The family of the man who died have been informed and police are supporting them.

A spokesperson for the force said: “We are appealing for anyone who was in the area between 8pm and 9pm yesterday to get in touch if they saw anything.

“Any piece of information, however small, could be vital to our investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or via Live Chat, quoting log 4878 of November 13.

Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 to pass on any information.